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Defense Attorney: Hurd will 'Fight' Drug Case
CHICAGO (AP) -- The defense attorney for Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd says the player is ready to fight a charge accusing him of trying to set up a drug-dealing network in the Chicago area.

Defense attorney Brett Greenfield said Thursday that he spoke with prosecutors and anticipates Hurd will be released Friday. Greenfield says Hurd is ready to ''fight the case.'' Hurd was handcuffed and wore a gray T-shirt and jeans as marshals led to him the federal court hearing on Thursday. A judge said Hurd will need to face the charge in Texas.

Authorities arrested Hurd with a kilogram of cocaine during a sting at a Chicago restaurant on Wednesday. Federal prosecutors say Hurd wanted to buy five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana a week.

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